Ex-envoy: Israel’s security no issue for Iran-powers talks

 Former Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi

Former Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi underlined that Tehran would never accept Israel’s security to go on the agenda of its negotiations with the world powers.

“Israel’s security is something that has not been dealt with in Iran’s nuclear talks (with world powers),” Roknabadi said.

He underlined that only Iran’s nuclear program tops the agenda of the talks, and said, “The Zionists are infuriated to see that Israel’s security is not being discussed in the talks.”

Roknabadi pointed to the rift between the US and Israel, and said strongly opposing stances have been taken against the Israeli prime minister after his speech at the US Congress last Tuesday.

Netanyahu was invited by US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner hours after President Barack Obama threatened to veto any sanctions legislation against Iran during his State of the Union address on January 20.

More than 50 House Democrats boycotted the event. The Obama administration is both angry at Netanyahu’s accepting the Republican invitation to address Congress two weeks before the Israeli election without consulting the White House and excessive Israel Lobby interference in American foreign policy.

Shortly after the Israeli prime minister spoke against the ongoing Iran’s nuclear talks, US President Barack Obama told reporters that Netanyahu “did not offer any viable alternative.”

The US President said there was ‘nothing new’ in Netanyahu’s speech.

Also, on Tuesday night and after Netanyahu’s speech, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned his remarks, describing them as a propaganda effort to rally support in Israel’s upcoming parliamentary elections.

“Netanyahu’s speech was totally a deceitful show and part of an electoral campaign made by radicals in Tel Aviv,” Afkham said.

She underlined that the world public opinion gave no attention to the child-killer regime of Israel.

“Netanyahu’s speech indicated his weakness and extreme isolation of the radical groups even among their supporters,” Afkham added.

She noted that it was also an effort to impose their radical and irrational agenda on international policy, and said, “Constant lying of Netanyahu about goals and purposes of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program is very much boring and not new.”

“The Iranophobia scenario is facing serious problem now as the (nuclear) talks are continuing and Iran’s is seriously determined to settle this fake crisis,” Afkham said.

Also, a day later on Wednesday, Afkham said the Israeli prime minister’s Tuesday night address at the US Congress against Iran was a futile attempt to camouflage Tel Aviv’s crimes in Gaza, and asked Netanyahu to show a little respect for the world nations’ power of understanding and reasoning.

“Netanyahu’s remarks were repeated lies; the (Zionist) regime’s hostilities towards the Iranian nation are obvious and the regime’s lies have been completely revealed on the international scene,” Afkham told reporters on Wednesday.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) are negotiating to narrow their differences over Tehran’s nuclear energy program ahead of a July 1 deadline.

By Fars News Agency